tenomushi
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Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
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Sociologists King and Bearman have been looking into this (see King & Bearman, 2009a; King & Bearman, 2009b; King & Bearman, 2011; King et al., 2009). They estimate that some of the ...

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Are there samples of false but beneficial beliefs?
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "false beliefs". If you mean beliefs such as magical thinking, illusory patterns, superstitious beliefs, etc, then the following may help. From an evolutionary ...

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Why does autism sometimes impede the ability to produce speech?
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Difficulties with language is not actually a symptom of autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder involves difficulties in social communication and interaction, as well as restricted and repetitive interests ...

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Is there any evidence of a relationship between learning music and increased ability in Mathematics?
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There is a clear association between musical ability and mathematical ability, perhaps best recognised in savantism in people with developmental disabilities. There are limited domains in which ...

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Where to find published results of positive psychology cancer treatment study mentioned in Martin Seligman's book?
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I'm not sure what study Seligman is referring to, but I can suggest that you look into Shelley Taylor's work on positive illusions. Her original 1983 work looked into the coping mechanisms of a group ...

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Prevalence of mental health problems in medical professionals caused by exposure to death?
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I can offer a case study - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, creator of the infamous "Kubler-Ross Model" or "five stages of grief" (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance). Her entire career as a ...

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